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Gretchen Mork


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Gretchen Mork, author of smooth start phonics, has been teaching reading for forty years, mainly as a volunteer working with the most needy children. She has two grown children and a 14-year-old daughter who has been homeschooled for four years. Gretchen lives with her husband, Fred, in a rural area east of San Francisco. You can find out more by writing to her at 1040 Garcia Ranch Road, Martinez, CA 94553.


Homeschooling Articles by Gretchen Mork

Homeschooling: A Boon for Crack Babies? A true story about how homeschooling approaches are helping three children in Northern California.

Time4Learning

Popular Articles

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 3

University Model Schools

Bears in the House

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

Combining Work and Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Math

Whole-Language Boondoggle

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

Myth of the Teenager

A Reason for Reading

The Benefits of Debate

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Gift of a Mentor

Start a Nature Notebook

Critical Thinking and Logic

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Who Needs the Prom?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

AP Courses At Home

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The History of Public Education

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teaching Blends

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Laptop Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

I Was an Accelerated Child

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Teach Your Children to Work

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Classical Education

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy